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Joshua Fosnot, MD

Joshua Fosnot, MD Physician

Program Director, Penn Plastic Surgery Residency Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Fosnot is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2014
  • Surgery, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Anterolateral Thigh Flap
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Augmentation Mastopexy
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Back Lift
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Revision
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Lift
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Components Separation
  • Congenital Anomaly of Eyelid
  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Latissimus Flap
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Cheek
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of the Chin
  • Liposuction of the Face
  • Liposuction of the Neck
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mini Abdominoplasty
  • Muscle-Sparing Tram
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Post-Pregnancy Body Restoration
  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Restylane
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scalp Reconstruction
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Top Surgery
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • TUG Flap
  • Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Vertical Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons (ACS), National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS), National American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (ASRM), National Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fosnot is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Shakir S, Kozak GM, Nathan SL, Davis H, Whitely C, Broach RB, Fosnot J: The role of a resident aesthetic clinic in addressing the trainee autonomy gap Aesthetic Surgery Journal : 2019 (Epub).

Kennedy GT, Hill CM, Huang Y, So A, Fosnot J, Wu L, Farrar JT, Tchou J: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol reduces perioperative narcotic requirement and length of stay in patients undergoing mastectomy with implant-based reconstruction American Journal of Surgery : 2019 (Epub).

Coombs DM, Lanni MA, Fosnot J, Patel A, Korentager R, Lin IC, Djohan R: Professional burnout in United States plastic surgery residents: Is it a legitimate concern? Aesthetic Surgery Journal : 2019 (Epub).

Azoury SC, Kozak GM, Stranix JT, Colen DL, Piwnica-Worms W, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Kovach SJ: The Independent Plastic Surgery Match (2010-2018): Applicant and program trends, predictors of a successful match, and future directions Journal of Surgical Education : 2019 (Epub).

Azoury SC, Kozak GM, Stranix JT, Colen DL, Piwnica-Worms W, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Kovach SJ: The Independent Plastic Surgery Match (2010 to 2018): Applicant and program trends, match predictors at top-ranked programs and future directions Podium Presentation at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD : 2019.

Nelson JA, Tecci MG, Lanni MA, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Selber JC, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Function and strength after free abdominally based breast reconstruction: A 10-year follow-up Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 143 (1): 22e-31e,2019.

Sameer Shakir, MD; Geoffrey M. Kozak, MD; Shelby Nathan, MS; Cutler Whitely, BS; Harrison Davis, BS; Robyn B. Broach, PhD; Joshua F. Fosnot, MD: Improving Autonomy Without Sacrificing Safety - The Value of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic AAPS Abstract : 2019.

Kennedy GT, Huang CY, So A, Hill C, Wu LC, Fosnot J, Farrar JT, Tchou JC: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol reduces perioperative narcotic requirement and length of stay in patients undergoing mastectomy with implant-based reconstruction Journal of the American College of Surgeons 201 (4 Suppl 1): S36,2019.

Carney Martin J, Weissler Jason M, Tecce Michael G, Mirzabeigi Michael N, Wes Ari M, Koltz Peter F, Kanchwala Suhail K, Low David W, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Fosnot Joshua: 5000 free flaps and counting: A 10-year review of a single academic institution's microsurgical development and outcomes Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 141 (4): 855-863,2018.

Fosnot J, Serletti J: Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment, 4th Edition : 665-676,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 14th Floor South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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